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recess

re·cess

recess

parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ri ses
definition 1: a relaxing break from an activity, such as school classes or trials in court.
Everyone went outside to the playground during recess.The judge announced a recess of two hours.
synonyms:
break, intermission
definition 2: an area on a surface or edge that is hollow or bends inward.
The small recesses in the cliff gave the climber something to hold on to.
synonyms:
alcove
similar words:
hollow, niche
definition 3: (plural) hidden places.
She found the bracelet in the recesses of the sofa.He hid in the deepest recesses of the cave.
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: rih ses
inflections: recessed, recesses, recessing
definition: to stop activity for a period of time; take a recess.
Court will recess for half an hour.
synonyms:
adjourn
similar words:
interrupt, pause, rest
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